Premiere Pro training in-class or online
Introduction to Premiere Pro training

2 days
In centre:
£395+ VAT
Live online:
£295+ VAT


Dates and booking

Live online training


Birmingham / Bromsgrove training centres


Bristol training centre


Milton Keynes training centre


Reading training centre

Key details

Key details

Premiere Pro training course for beginners, teaching key techniques for editing, adjusting and refining video.

Adobe Premiere Pro is the industry-leading video editing software. It is widely used by:

  • Mainstream broadcasters and studios.
  • Public sector organisations with a requirement to edit video, such as local councils and police forces.
  • Designers and creatives.

Our Introduction to Premiere Pro course provides a thorough grounding in the application. The topics covered include adding video effects, exporting frames, clips and sequences, and managing your projects.

This course is ideal for newcomers to Premiere Pro, and those with limited Premiere Pro experience.

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In-class or online

In-class courses are now available to book again. We’re taking comprehensive measures to ensure your health and well-being – fewer people in-class, you won’t sit next to another person, comprehensive cleaning. To read more, see Covid-19 measures.

You can participate in this course online, from your place of work or home, at a discounted price. To read about how this works, see Live online training.

Upcoming course dates

Live online training
Birmingham / Bromsgrove
Milton Keynes
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Accredited Premiere Pro training

Armada is an Adobe Authorised Training Centre (AATC), accredited by Adobe to provide Premiere Pro training.

Courses are hosted by Chris Nelthorpe, an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) and an Adobe Certified Expert in Premiere Pro.

How will I learn?

Premiere Pro training is hands-on and practical.

Our trainers teach the necessary theory then demonstrate techniques step-by-step. You then practice the techniques taught on a computer running Premiere Pro.

There is plenty of time to ask questions, and you can take away all the files you create.

Premiere Pro training guide and certificate

Course delegates receive:

  • A comprehensive training guide for Premiere Pro, to refer to throughout the course, and to use as a refresher afterwards.
  • An e-certificate confirming successful completion of an Adobe‑accredited Premiere Pro training course. Click here to see an example of the certificate you receive.

After course support

Following Premiere Pro training, delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email support from their Premiere Pro trainer to help with any post-course issues. For further details, see Support.


No prior Premiere Pro knowledge is necessary.

Premiere Pro version

Training is based primarily on Premiere Pro 2020. The techniques taught are relevant to all recent releases of Premiere Pro.

All Premiere Pro training is suitable for both Windows and Mac users.

Our guarantees to you

We offer:

On-request Premiere Pro training available

Introduction to Premiere Pro training is available on-request, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed course’ for your group, hosted at one of our centres, your venue or online.

On-request Premiere Pro training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the work you’re going to be doing. Please contact us for a quote.

General information

General information

Course times



Payment for Premiere Pro training can be made bank transfer or card.

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies and public sector organisations.

If you’re self-funding your training, you can pay in staged payments, interest-free, over 12 months.

For further details, see training course payment options.

Cancellations and transfers

You can cancel a booking on a scheduled training course, or transfer to a later course, without penalty providing you give us 10 working days’ notice. Any fees already paid will be refunded.

If you cancel a booking on a scheduled Introduction to Premiere Pro training course giving less than 10 working days’ notice, or request a transfer to a later course, a cancellation/transfer fee is payable. The fee charged depends on the notice period given. For details, see cancellation terms.

Different terms apply for the cancellation or postponement of an on-request course (one-to-one training or a ‘closed course’ for your group). For details, see course cancellations.

Terms and conditions

Training course bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.

Expert trainer

Expert trainer

Chris Nelthorpe

Chris Nelthorpe Autodesk Certified Instructor

Chris is an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) and an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in both After Effects and Premiere Pro. He is also an expert user of Adobe Audition. He uses all three applications extensively in his professional work as an Editor, Motion Graphics Designer, Visual Effects Artist and Sound Designer.

Chris has worked on documentaries, short films, fashion shoots, corporate videos and features, editing over a hundred show reels for clients including Forces TV and British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS).

Course content

Course content

Session One: Getting Started with Premiere Pro

  • Overview
  • Launching a New Project
  • Touring the Premiere Pro Interface
  • Workspaces
  • Exploring Preferences
  • Exploring Keyboard Shortcuts

Session Two: Importing and Organising Media Assets

  • Getting Started
  • Importing Video and audio files
  • The Media Browser and P2 files
  • Synchronising audio and video with Merge Clips
  • A note about Conforming
  • Using the Storyboard feature in the Project panel
  • Metadata

Session Three: Basic Editing

  • Creating new sequences automatically
  • Moving clips to the Timeline
  • Moving, trimming and deleting clips on the Timeline
  • Markers and Subclips
  • Using the Source monitor; editing clips with In and Out points
  • Inserting and overwriting edits
  • Working with Linked Selection

Session Four: Refining the Edit

  • The Toolbar
  • Ripple and Rolling edits, creating J and L cuts
  • Slip and Slide edits
  • Lift and Extract

Session Five: Adding Effects and Transitions

  • Adding Transitions
  • Adding Effects and Keyframes
  • Applying Keyframes to the Timeline
  • Basic time changes
  • Colour Grading
  • Compositing with Ultra Key
  • Rendering and previews

Session Six: Audio Editing and Mixing

  • Adjusting clip volume
  • Cleanup and optimisation with the new Essential Sound panel
  • Using the Audio Track Mixer

Session Seven: Additional Editing Techniques and Titling

  • Offline media
  • Replacing clips on the Timeline
  • Adding titles with the new Essential Graphics panel

Session Eight: Multi-Camera Editing

  • Organising and selecting camera angles for Multi-Camera mode
  • Creating a Multi-Camera edit

Session Nine: Exporting

  • Exporting single frames
  • Exporting audio
  • Exporting to web-ready video
  • Exporting video with the Adobe Media Encoder

Session Ten: Project Management

  • Copying projects to a new location
  • Consolidating and archiving projects
Live online training

Live online training

Live online training lets you participate in a real Premiere Pro course from your place of work or home.

We do everything possible to make your online training experience as close as possible to actually being in the classroom. You can:

  • See and hear our trainer, and see the other delegates participating in the Premiere Pro training…
    Live online training - see your trainer and the other course delegates
  • Interact by speaking, using chat, or raising your ‘virtual hand’ if you need assistance.
  • Share your screen with our trainer, and allow them to control it to demonstrate something.

We endeavour to provide you with the best online training experience…

  • Online Introduction to Premiere Pro courses are presented by Adobe Certified Instructors, following the same syllabus as our classroom-based courses.
  • You receive comprehensive training materials.
  • Your training is hands-on. You carry out assisted exercises using Premiere Pro.
  • If you don’t have access to Premiere Pro software, we’ll send you a link to fully-functional trial software that you can download and install.
  • You’re entitled to 30 days’ email support from your trainer.

When you attend live online training, you’re participating in a real course, hosted by a real trainer, in real time.

All you need is an internet-connected computer and a webcam – see Hardware recommendations for live online training. The setup is simple, but if there’s anything you’re not sure about we’re here to help.

For a limited time, we’re offering discounts for bookings on live online courses.

Discounts and bundles

Discounts and bundles

To make your Premiere Pro training as affordable as possible, we offer:

Premiere Pro training bundle

Book classroom-based courses in:

for £545 + VAT (classroom-based) or £415 + VAT (live online training), saving £75 + VAT in both cases.

The bundle price will be applied automatically when you add these two courses to your basket.

Training discounts

Multiple places

If you book multiple places on any courses, we can offer you:

  • 10% discount if you book two places.
  • 15% discount if you book three or four places.
  • 20% discount if you book five or more places.

This can be for several people attending one course, one person attending several courses, or a combination.

These discounts are available for both classroom-based courses and live online training.


We offer a 10% discount on scheduled Premiere Pro course places to:

  • Students, teachers and lecturers.
  • People who work for a registered charity.
  • ISTC members.

These discounts are available for both classroom-based courses and remote training.

Please call us if you qualify for a discount. Evidence of your status that entitles you to a discount may be requested.

Terms and exclusions

Only one of the above discounts can be applied to any booking.

The above discounts are not available for on-request course bookings (one-to-one training or a ‘closed course’ for your group).

Price guarantee

When you book training with Armada, we want you to be certain that you’re not paying over-the-odds. So, if you book a place on any scheduled (public) course and then find the same course at a lower price elsewhere, we will match that price.

To qualify for the price match:

  • The course you find must be comparable. By this we mean it must:
    • Cover the same subject.
    • Be the same duration or longer.
    • Hold the same accreditations as our course, i.e. it must be provided by an Adobe Authorised Training Centre (AATC).
    • For classroom-based courses, be in the same region, i.e. within 50 miles of our centre.
    • For online training, be a live course, i.e. not pre-prepared e-learning content.
  • The lower price must be advertised on the other company’s website.

To claim a price match, just call any time before attending your course and tell us where you saw the price.

Complementary services

Complementary services

We offer a range of services to support your Adobe Premiere Pro development.

Bureau service

If you have a peak workload, or require assistance with a specific project, our highly experienced Premiere Pro specialists can carry out project work for you. We’ll be happy to quote for any project you’re looking to outsource.

Clients for whom our specialists have recently completed projects include Honda, Raytheon, Forces TV, British Forces Broadcasting Service and Giallo Films.


We can assist you with the production of audio to include in your Premiere Pro projects. We can:

  • Provide spoken narrative, sourced by voiceover professionals.
  • Advise on background music. We can suggest library music that fits your project from a wide collection we’re familiar with, or we can compose and create a bespoke soundtrack for your project.
  • Edit your audio. We can trim and repair audio clips, add effects, set levels and mix. We carry out editing work using Audition, Adobe’s powerful audio workstation.

Video production

We can produce professional-standard video footage to incorporate into your Premiere Pro projects. We can cover all aspects of the filming process including:

  • Production
    We’ll film the scenes you want to include in your tutorials. With 25 years’ experience, our cinematographers/camera operators know how to convey your message with maximum visual impact. All equipment is provided, including cameras, lighting, microphones, etc.
  • Post-production
    From the footage recorded, we’ll produce professional-standard video, with audio and visual effects, that tells the story you want to convey.


Our consultants can provide expert advice on best practice and approach for your video production. We can advise on:

  • Purchasing filmmaking kit and hardware. We can also train you in the use of your kit.
  • Workflow and organisation of media.
  • Timeframes and working with clients.


“Hannah was very welcoming and Chris was really friendly, helpful and enthusiastic. The other delegate on the course was also lovely and I'm sure I speak for the both of us when I say the workshop was over too soon! I am pleased Chris is 'at the end of an email' for support for 30 days. It is the third course I have attended at Armada in Reading and I have really enjoyed and benefited from each course. Many thanks for your help.”

Maria B

“Chris was really friendly and helpful. The equipment and refreshments provided were great and I really enjoyed the experience.”

Richard B

“Chris was absolutely excellent in his approach and highly professional. I would definitely look to come on another course with him. I am delighted with what I have learned. Thank you.”

Russell D

“One of the best trainers I have ever had.”

Kate A

“Facilities of the course were excellent, handbook was also included to take away. The tutor was highly knowledgeable and helpful with questions asked. Topics covered were excellent and well explained, also included tasks to complete ourselves to enforce learning and vary the method of delivery.”

Sarah T

“The instructor asked us if there was any specific skills we wanted to learn during the course and then made sure these were covered, with examples. This helped us to understand how the skills could be applicable to our own editing situations. Whilst many of these skills would have been covered anyway it was very useful to be able to focus on specific elements that were more relevant to our needs.”

Charlotte P

“Please thank Chris for the course today - it was great and I feel confident now!”

Lyn C

“Excellent pace of training with expert instruction.”

Paul T

“Everything was explained clearly and would be helpful to anyone regardless of experience.”

Dale S

“The course was A+++ and Chris was fantastic! It met all of required needs and answered the questions I had.”

Steven L

“The trainer used terminology people could undertstand.”

Andy R

“The training carried out was very engaging. The trainer was absolutely brilliant in the way the material was delivered, explained and shown. One of the best training courses I have been on.”

Sandep T

“Excellent trainer, really interesting content.”

Laura M

“The training can be structured to meet the needs of your group whilst covering a wide range of material.”

Kayleigh R

“I came away from the class feeling very confident when I was slightly overwhelmed with the software beforehand.”

Maria P

“Very effective teaching style.”

Dominic G

“Easy to understand, well-organised.”

Martyna K

“This training has helped me have a good understanding of the application and an insight into the world of video editing.”

Gary B

“Great progress in the two-day course.”

Frances B

“The learning format was interesting and not just following a workbook. It also related things to real-life working situations. The instructor was very helpful and made learning this new software very easy.”

Chez M

“The tutor tends to aim course material at what you're likely to use it for, which is really useful and helps you to think beyond the software.”

Amanda M

“Chris was very friendly and delivered the course in an effective manner.”

Jessica C

“The training is at a low enough level initially to get you into the software without scaring you off, but then it also goes deeper into things later. Questions and individual needs were covered very well involving all of the other students.”

Matthew H

“It was thorough and despite having quite a lot of experience within editing and video, I feel like I have come away having learnt something.”

Daniel T

“Really enjoyed the course on Adobe Premiere Pro. The trainer, Chris, was very good at giving structured, relevant guidance tailored to my needs. I would thoroughly recommend both Armada and Chris again.”

Stuart R

“Just completed Adobe Premiere Pro (2 days) course. Learnt a lot which I will take away with me and use in my workplace. Good tutor and facilities provided. ”

John E

“Great 2 days - Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. The courses were really informative, Chris is a great tutor. Would highly recommend Armada. Thanks again”

Jenna B

“Great way to learn the basics of Prem Pro!”

Caroline A

“Very interesting and informative two day training course. The trainer listened to the needs of the course attendees and tailored the training to suit everyone's different needs. Would highly recommend.”

Adele B

“Great training on Premiere Pro, very in depth and the tutor Chris was very knowledgeable.”

Claire S

“Highly recommend to anyone with no/limited experience of using Premier Pro. Very interesting course that's tailored to your personal learning objectives.”

Lauren A

“Great tutoring at learners own pace and lots of opportunity to ask questions.”

Cynthia M

“Fantastic course, Chris covered everything we asked for. Very useful to be shown how to do graphics and apply it to our existing branded videos.”

Emma J

“Very welcoming and hospitable course, covered a wide variety of appropriate areas with clear and easy to follow instructions. Plenty of opportunity to ask questions, and not too overwhelming.”


“This was a very in-depth and informative course that is well run and the instructor is very polite and knowledgeable about the subject matter and always willing to answer questions.”

Lauren A

“Fantastic introduction to Premier Pro. I have never used this piece of software before and have come away confident and comfortable after only 2 days. Great in depth teaching knowledge and environment to learn. Highly recommended.”

Oli D

“I don't usually leave reviews but I honestly can't recommend this course enough! Particularly the tutor, Chris. I took the Premiere Pro course, and I thought that two days wouldn't be long enough and was quite nervous I wouldn't be able pick it up! However, he was so helpful, friendly and patient that I felt completely at ease from the get go which meant I was able to pick it up miles quicker than I first thought! He was incredibly knowledge and very approachable.”

Drew C

“Great introduction to adobe Premiere Pro.”

James E

“2 Day introduction to Premier Pro. Pace of course was very fast but not too fast with plenty of time to answer questions and address individual learning requirements.”

Peter S

“Great course on Intro to Adobe Premiere Pro by Chris. All I need to get started & some! Plenty of time to ask questions & practice and the detailed handbook will be a great reference tool. Thanks!”

Helen B

“Very well designed courses, great instructors. Worth the money.”

Anni L

“Very informative course! Great tutor who showed us all the information we needed to known to understand Premiere Pro!

Michael W

“Great Premiere Pro course, thoroughly enjoyed it and felt I came away with everything I'd wanted to learn and more. Very thorough and comprehensive course materials to take away. Trainer (and Head Office team) very personable and friendly :)

Jenni P

“Chris was an amazing tutor, he was very helpful and worked at everyone's pace. He always recapped and if I didn't understand he would always go back and repeat the demonstration. The communication between Chris and I was good and I feel that I was supported throughout this course. ”

Shamaila Z

“Chris was the perfect tutor and he has a real skill at making the content of the course accessible. I was so impressed by his style and I now feel confident opening a program which previously I found intimidating.”

James B

“I had a great Adobe Premiere Pro training, it was excellent. The trainer was professional. Armada provided great facilities and good communication. I will definitely come back for more training. Highly recommended!”

Fiona Lau

“Chris was great and you felt you could stop and ask questions for clarification throughout. He also was happy to recap things and show you on screen.”

Izzie T